Rietvlei parkrun, JHB South


Discover the joy of a refreshing morning run through the tranquil settings of Rietvlei at the 5km parkrun at Rietvlei Zoo Farm, where participants come together to celebrate fitness, camaraderie, and the natural beauty of the area.

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is in Rietvlei Zoo Farm, Johannesburg. The course is run entirely on trail paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Course Description

The course is in a clockwise direction. It covers a mixture of sand paths, trails and road passing natural wetlands, forests and open veld areas inside Rietvlei Zoo Farm, Johannesburg. Safe and secure environment. We welcome runners and walkers.
The course may not be suitable for buggies – please contact the team in advance for further advice on the course.


Based at Rietvlei Zoo Farm, there are toilets, kiddies play areas and jungle gyms, farmyard, tractor rides, pony rides, braai facilities, picnic areas and open spaces for non-runners and supporters to enjoy. View more details on website.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 8:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Rietvlei Rietvlei Zoo Farm, Swartkoppies Road, Johannesburg, R554, 1448.



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